Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Daily Inspiration...iAppreciate You!

Good Morning All!

Thanks for joining me today. I wonder what kind of weather today will bring, it just doesn't seem to be able decide what to do with itself at the moment. Whatever it brings I have been given strict orders from my GP to relax and take things easy as I'm still not eating at all well after my bowel op and have the energy of a sloth!

This was a card I was asked to make for someone at work. I usually ask people what the recipients hobbies and likes are, and the answer I got was 'Do you have anything showing a lady on the sofa with an iPad, as that's all my mum seems to do!'

With this in mind I looked everywhere and could find nothing that even resembled this request (which frankly I was surprised about!), but then I remembered that there is a very talented guy at work who is amazing at art and drawing. I asked him if he could draw 'a lady on a sofa with an iPad' and he did just that! I scanned this into my computer, fiddled with it, got it the right size, and printed out onto Aspire Crafts Crafting Card and voila! The lad who ordered it from me for Mother's Day was really chuffed with it!

Because this was essentially a digi stamp, I printed the image onto the craft Card, then onto patterned paper from My Mind's Eye Then & Now 'Dorothy' Paper Pad and paper pieced the image. I then printed out the image yet again onto crafting card, coloured the lady with Distress markers, then decupaged. The iPad itself is coloured with a souflee grey sakura pen. 

I printed the greeting using 'Teletype' font.

Supplies used from Clare Curd Crafts!: Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Markers; MME Then & Now Dorothy 6 x 6 paper pad; CCC Ravishing Ribbon in Burgundy - 25mm and 10mm

I really hope you like this card as much as I enjoyed making it. Thanks for visiting me today! xx

Monday, 7 April 2014

Daily Inspiration...Distressed Panel

Good Afternoon everyone!

Thanks for joining me today for some 'Daily Inspiration!' 

This is a card I made for my mum. She was having a cataract operation and being an hour and a half away from where they live, and working too I couldn't visit. So I decided I would make her a card to show I was thinking of her. 

I saw this card on Pinterest, and couldn't resist making my own version. I loved it so much, and I must admit that it came out pretty much like the original! 

I think this card design is perfect for lots of different occasions, just changing the sentiment, and maybe color scheme will suffice!

I created the panel by stamping the agapanthus head with white ink and embossed with white powder. Then I added Worn Lipstick and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks to the panel using my blending tool. I then spritzed the panel with Docrafts Artiste gold spritzing ink. Pearls from my stash and burnt gold sequins purchased from The Range were added. 

If Pinterest is anything to go by, I have really noticed that vellum is on a comeback with a vengeance, and I think it works great when used as a panel for greetings! 
I used a greeting stamp from my stash (I think it's Hero Arts), and stamped with Versamark. Then I dusted with gold lustre powder from the Mica Powder Set 1 from CleverCut. I secured this to the card by cutting into the spine of the card and folding around, then adding a piece of card to cover the workings!

Ranger Distress Inks in Spiced Marmalade and Worn Lipstick

I hope you enjoyed visiting today... I'll be back tomorrow with another card! x

Thursday, 3 April 2014

New Teresa Collins 2014 Collections added to Clare Curd Crafts!

Good Evening All!

I'm so excited about the NEW Teresa Collins Collections, that I wanted to take a few minutes from watching a movie with Joe to show you why! The reason is they're simply stunning and they're now in stock at Clare Curd Crafts!

First up is...

A fresh and clean collection that's great for cards, scrapbooks, journalling, ATC's, project life...in fact for all types of crafting! I think that's why I love it so much. In stock I have the 6 x 6 paper pack, 12 x 12 chipboard elements (2 sheets of 6 x 12), decorative and word stickers, chipboard buttons and brads, stamps, decorative enamel dots and shapes, ephemera pack, gems, file folders and layered butterflies. There's something to love for all in this collection!

Next is...

Initially, you (or rather I, for I can only speak for myself!) think about wedding scrapbooks and the like, but there's much more life than just nuptials in this collection! Simply stunning colours are put together to celebrate life and love of all kinds! 
 In stock are 6 x 6 paper packs, 12 x 12 chipboard elements (2 sheets of 6 x 12), decorative and word stickers, chipboard buttons and brads, stamps, decorative enamel dots and shapes, ephemera pack, gems, and file folders.

Finally we have...

I've been really hard pushed to choose a favourite from this release of TC, but I think winning by a nat's hair is 'Hello my name is'. I think it's the combination of kraft colours together with burgundy and black. Again, the versatility of this collection shines through as it's suitable for all occasions and projects! 

Unless I have already claimed them as mine, in stock are 6 x 6 paper packs, 12 x 12 chipboard elements   (2 sheets of 6 x 12), decorative and word stickers, chipboard buttons and brads, stamps, decorative enamel dots and shapes, ephemera pack, gems, and file folders.

I hope you're as stunned with the collections as I am, I can't wait to use them to see what they can do! I'll be sharing my results on here of course! 

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Watch This Space...!

Good Evening One and All!

A you might notice, there has been a few changes to my blog. A little revamp, a little tweaking... a change is as good as a rest so they say.

There has been a few additions to my sidebar, and soon, starting April 1st...... Whoops! I meant May 1st - I have to get myself organized!....you will find little gems of inspiration, techniques, news and videos hidden behind these images. I hope you will enjoy them as much as I am looking forward to making and producing them.

So it's time to rip off those dust sheets from a long neglected blog, give it a good ol' spring clean and start a-fresh.

And I can't wait! x

Friday, 3 January 2014

40% Off Sale now on at Clare Curd Crafts!

40% Off sale NOW ON at Clare Curd Crafts. Click on the picture to go straight to where it's happening. Goodies selling out fast!